The Fall 2020 Splendid Mola Retreat for Writers

 

Thursday, Sept. 10 – Sunday, Sept. 13

Idyllwild, CA 

 

All-inclusive cost:
ranges from $495 for a friendly shared “summer camp” room to $1155 for your own personal cabin,
with lots of options in between.
$250 deposit holds your space

 

If you are a writer who identifies with any group that is underrepresented in traditional publishing and you have some financial need, please check out the All Voices Fellowship Application, which awards one free spot on this retreat to a writer who meets those qualifications.

If you’re not familiar with these retreats, you can find the description and daily schedule here.

 

TO REGISTER 

  1. Choose your room and click the link to pay in full or reserve with deposit. This will take you to PayPal. If you prefer another form of payment, email me.
  2. To finish your reservation, email me your room choice so I can mark it as reserved, and please confirm the retreat dates. This system does not do that automatically, so I cannot mark the room as sold unless you let me know which room! Your room is confirmed as soon as you hear back from me. 

    LUXURY LOG CABIN — our home base

    The hub for our writers retreat, this “log cabin” is a beautiful and large cabin in a lovely residential area near hiking trails and the town. This is where we will meet for breakfast, dinner, meditation, and yoga (lunches are delivered to you). The most gorgeous parts of this cabin are the communal areas. The living room is spectacular, with huge couches and a stone fireplace; there is a game room and gym downstairs; and the deck is huge and lovely, with a hot tub that can hold 7 people. Downstairs also features the two friendly summer camp shared rooms, which at $495 a bed are perfect for any writer who is happy to share.
    Open to all genders.

    Sleeps: 11
    Size: 6 bedrooms (2 single rooms, 3 double rooms, 1 triple room)
    Baths: 3.5; one is private to the master suite.
    Wifi: Yes

     

    Log Cabin living room
    log cabin partial deck
    log cabin dining room
    log cabin outdoor dining

    Log Cabin Rooms

    Master Bedroom, main floor

     

    Single Occupancy
    1 Queen Bed
    Private Bath with huge stone shower; no bathtub
    $1055

    This gorgeous room is right off the main living/gathering space pictured above, and has a huge private bathroom as well as a private entrance to the deck that offers bright natural light. Note: Because this room is right off the main area, where people gather for breakfast and yoga and may hang out and talk after dinner, this room is best for someone who doesn’t sleep past 8 am or go to bed before 9:30 pm. You will hear noise from the main area, and also music from the yoga classes on the deck. 

    Pay in Full
    Reserve with deposit – $250

    Upstairs Double #1

     

    Double Occupancy
    2 Queen Beds
    Shared Bath
    $885/bed

    This room has gorgeous high A-frame ceilings, windows on either side, and a desk. It’s bright and airy, with a view of the trees. 

    Pay in Full
    Reserve with deposit – $250

    Upstairs Double #2

    SOLD OUT

    Double Occupancy
    2 Queen Beds
    Shared Bath
    $885/bed

    The mirror image of the other upstairs double; please read description to the left!

    Pay in Full
    Reserve with deposit – $250

    Downstairs Single

    Downstairs Single

     

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Shared Bath
    $925

    A small, simple, cozy room that is quieter and cooler than the upstairs rooms. The window looks out to under the house rather than to a view – which does make it more private! There is a game room downstairs as well as couches for additional writing space. 

    Pay in Full
    Reserve with deposit – $250

    Downstairs Double

    Downstairs Shared Summer Camp Room #1

     

    Double Occupancy
    2 Queen Beds
    Shared Bath
    $495/bed!

    This is one of the friendly summer camp rooms, so called because the beds are close together and is sleeps multiple people, making it perfect for starving (or budget-minded) writers everywhere who are happy to share. This room is small and simple and somewhat basement-y, it shares a shower with five other people (when the rooms are sold out), and the window looks out to under the house rather than to a view. But! Hence the low cost, hooray! In addition to the shared bathroom on the same floor, there’s a shared half bath on the main floor one flight up and another full bath on the upstairs floor that can also be used. Plus, there is plenty of communal writing space throughout this cabin and outside where you can find time to yourself. One note on these: because the beds are so close together, I’m afraid this room can only be reserved by people who are fairly quiet sleepers and don’t snore. Apologies in advance about this, but there won’t be anywhere to put people if this room is noisy at night.

    Pay in Full
    Reserve with deposit – $250/bed  

    Bear Den

    Downstairs Shared Summer Camp Room #2


    Triple Occupancy
    3 Queen Beds
    Shared Bath
    $495/bed

    This is the other friendly summer camp rooms—please read the description to the left. 🙂

    Pay In Full
    Reserve with Deposit – $250   

    Idyllwild Manor

    Idyllwild Manor is a gorgeous, 4200 sq. foot estate. This is not a cabin in the woods but an elegant home with a craftsman art vibe. There are four single rooms and one double. There is also a private hot tub, a covered outdoor patio area, lush gardens, and a bridge across the creek that will bring you into a stunning world of native plants. The home itself is beautifully kept, with tall ceilings and large, bright windows, a large living room, fireplace, library, sun room, and grand piano. Sheets are 500-thread count and the rooms are generously sized. It’s a five-minute drive or a 20 minute walk from the Manor to the Log Cabin.
    Women only. 
    Sleeps: 6 
    Size: 5 bedrooms, 4 baths 
    Wifi: Yes

    Sunroom
    Hot tub

    Idyllwild Manor Room Options

    Upstairs King

    Upstairs Shared Master - Cal King Bed

     

    Double Occupancy, shared with →
    California King Bed
    Private 3/4 bath
    $895

    This spacious and very bright room has two beds, a Cal King on one end and a Full on the other. The private 3/4 bath has a bathtub but no shower; the shower is right outside in the hall bathroom, which is shared with the upstairs Queen Room.

    Pay in FullReserve with deposit – $250

    Upstairs Master - Full Bed

    Upstairs Shared Master - Full Bed

     

    Double Occupancy
    ← shared with
    Full Bed
    Private 3/4 bath
    $885

    This spacious and very bright room has two beds, a Cal King on one end and a Full on the other. The private 3/4 bath has a bathtub but no shower; the shower is right outside in the hall bathroom, which is shared with the upstairs Queen Room.

    Pay in Full
    Reserve with deposit – $250

    Upstairs Queen Room

    Upstairs Queen Room

     SOLD OUT

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Shared Bath
    $955

    Another bright upstairs room, this room has a dedicated 3/4 bathroom but shares the shower in this bathroom with the two people in the upstairs master bedroom, as the upstairs master bath has a tub but no shower.

    Pay in FullReserve with deposit – $250

    Downstairs Master

    Downstairs Master

     

    Single Occupancy
    Eastern King Bed
    Shared Bath
    $995

    This large and bright Master bedroom has a Eastern King and shares 2 hall bathrooms with the other two downstairs rooms. The 3/4 hall bath right outside this bedroom has a deep tub but no shower; the 3/4 hall bath down the hall has a shower but no tub.

    Pay in FullReserve with deposit – $250

    Downstairs Queen Room

    Downstairs Queen Room

    SOLD OUT

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Shared Baths
    $955

    This bright Queen Bed room shares 2 hall bathrooms with the other two downstairs rooms.

    Pay in FullReserve with deposit – $250

    Downstairs Library Room

    Downstairs Library Room

    SOLD OUT

    Single Occupancy
    Shared Bath
    Queen
    $955

    A warm, cozy room with a desk and built-in bookshelves. Small and cabin-y, with soft light. Shares two 3/4 hall baths, one with a tub and one with a shower.

    Pay in FullReserve with deposit – $250

    Fern Valley Inn

     

     

    Fern Valley Inn is a quaint and rustic inn located directly across the street from the Luxury Log Cabin. It’s a combination of stand-alone cottages and joined rooms—the photo here shows the four rooms that are connected. Fern Valley Inn rooms are open for any gender and are perfect for anyone who wants their own space but likes to be a few close steps away from the main hub.

    All Single Occupancy Rooms with private baths
    Open to all genders

    Wifi: Yes, but it is spotty, so the inn is best for writers who don’t need wifi.

     

    Fern Valley Inn Room Options

    Cedar Woods, Room #1

    Cedar Woods, Room #1

     

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
    Good Natural Light
    $1025

    This sweet, smallish private room is one in a block of four that shares the same building and a porch.

    Pay in Full
    Reserve with $250 Deposit

    Rose garden, Room #4

    Rose garden, Room #4

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
    Good Natural Light
    $1055

    This sweet, smallish room is one in a block of four that shares the same building and a porch. This room includes a private patio with a table.

    Reserve with $250 Deposit
    Pay in Full

    Hideaway, Room #7

    Hideaway, Room #7

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Private Full Bath (with tub!)
    Cozy Light
    $1055

    As its name implies, Hideaway is a stand-alone cabin tucked away in the side of the property…and there’s a DESK!

    Reserve with $250 Deposit
    Pay in Full

    Casa Romantica, Room #10

    Casa Romantica Room #10

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Private Bath with tub
    Good Natural Light
    $1155

    This room has a full downstairs, with the bed in an upstairs A-frame loft. It’s your own little home! A few things to note: the loft ceiling is fairly low, the spiral staircase leading up to the loft is narrow, and the bathroom is downstairs.

    Reserve with $250 Deposit
    Pay in Full

    School Days, Room #2

    School Days, Room #2

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
    Medium to Low Natural Light
    $1025

    This sweet, smallish room is one in a block of four that shares the same building and a porch…and, this one also has a DESK (yippee!).

    Reserve with $250 Deposit
    Pay in Full

    Fern Grotto, Room #5

    Fern Grotto, Room #5

     

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
    Good Natural Light
    $1125

    This is a two-room cottage with a full kitchen (for midnight cooking?), a private attached deck, and a small writing table by a window.

    Reserve with $250 Deposit
    Pay in Full

    Hideaway, Room #7

    Havana, Room #8

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
    Cozy Light
    $1055

    Havana shares a wall with Heidelberg Zimmer – it’s a sweet single room, and also one of the few rooms in Idyllwild with air conditioning, if you feel so inclined!

    Reserve with $250 Deposit
    Pay in Full

    Angel's Cottage, Room #3

    Angel's Cottage, Room #3

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
    Good Natural Light
    $1025

    This sweet, smallish room is one in a block of four that shares the same building and a porch.

    Reserve with $250 Deposit
    Pay in Full

    Willow Haus, Room #6

    Willow Haus, Room #6

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
    Good Natural Light
    $1155

    The largest cottage at the Inn, this has two rooms with two sofas in the living room, a full kitchen, a private attached deck, and a dining room table for writing!

    Reserve with $250 deposit
    Pay in Full

    Heidelberg Zimmer, Room #9

    Heidelberg Zimmer, Room #9

    Single Occupancy
    Queen Bed
    Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
    Cozy Light
    $1055

    Heidelberg Zimmer is the “sister room” to Havana Bungalow, as they are in the same building and share a wall. It has the same amenities, including a sofa bed. If you want to share with a friend that can be arranged.

    Reserve with $250 Deposit
    Pay in Full

    The important fine print:

    1. In the rare event where two people request the same room before it’s had a chance to be marked as reserved on the website, the person who paid first will get first choice.
    2. Payment plan options are an additional $25 to cover associated admin costs.
    3. If you are paying with Paypal, please note that 3% will be added to cover Paypal’s service fee.
    4. Cancellation policy: Things happen. I know that all of us will address any cancellation issues from a place of kindness and knowing that we are all on the same side. As a general guideline, if you cancel more than 90 days out, I am happy to give you a full refund; between 60 and 90 days out, the $250 deposit is non-refundable but any other payment is; within 60 days all payments are non-refundable. With that said, I will always do my best to refund your money if a real cancellation need arises.  
    5. Questions? Drop me a note!